Welcome to the Region XI EMS Website

Your resource for regional EMS information

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New Policies & Procedures

New Region XI EMS Multiple Patient Incident Policy Effective April 1, 2019

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NEW Region XI Online Continuing Education Site

Complete your online education modules here!

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Region XI EMS Systems of Care

The Region XI EMS System recognizes Level 1 Trauma Centers, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, STEMI Receiving Centers, and a Perinatal network of hospitals.

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Region XI EMS Monthly Pearls

Monthly updates and important information

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Research News

Recent Region XI Research Publications

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About Us

The State of Illinois has eleven designated EMS Regions in which emergency medical services are coordinated; the City of Chicago is designated as Region XI. Within EMS Region XI, there are four separate EMS Systems under the medical control of four hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Illinois EMS Act provides authority to these four Resource Hospitals, giving them legal control over their respective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

The EMS Medical Directors from each of these four Resource Hospitals, along with their respective EMS System Coordinators, comprise the Region XI EMS Medical Directors Consortium (MDC), which was formed in 1984 to ensure the continuity of emergency medical services within the city. The Consortium allows the four separate EMS systems in the City of Chicago to function as “one EMS system,” having the same polices, standing medical orders and equipment across systems, making patient care and education of system providers consistent.  Click here to learn more about the organizational structure of the Region XI EMS MDC.

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Recent News

  • New Music Video: EMS United by Farooq Muhammad
    FDNY paramedic Farooq Muhammad has posted a new music video to YouTube called EMS United: Muhammad's notes on the video are below: The title of this music video is EMS United. It has always been my hope that as a service we can come together as one voice and strengthen… Read more »
  • Fourth Day of Storms Ravages Central U.S.
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service… Read more »
  • Johnson County, NC EMS Week 2019
    JoCo Emergency Services - EM Division - The week of May 19th – 25th has been proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week in Johnston County, North Carolina.  EMS personnel are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are over 250… Read more »
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